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Pack for a Purpose

MAKE YOUR TRAVELS MEANINGFUL.

Have a Big Impact in the communities you visit. Simply use a small amount of space in your luggage to pack supplies needed by projects in McGregor.

Here are a few things that you could help with …

First Step Ballet, McGregor South Africa
Reg NPO 185-488
Empowering Youth, Empowering Woman, Empowering Children.
Unemployment, Drug Abuse, Alcohol Abuse, Teenage Pregnancy.
First Step Ballet, McGregor was founded in 2014 by Mary Corpe Silver to address these problems and give the children and youth a focus in their lives, to provide this impoverished community with creative and structured after school activities.
Our vision is to prepare talented dancers for entry into a Ballet school or Performing Arts School once they have completed High School. This preparation involves dance, speech, drama, literature and poetry. Through these classes the students learn a wide variety of life skills and more importantly self confidence and discipline.
You can follow us on Instagram: @firststepballetmcgregorsa
Facebook: First Step Ballet McGregor South Africa
Website:www.firststepballetmcgregor.co.za

Wish list
Deodorant
Ballet shoes
Soap
Leotards
Face Flannel
Ballet socks
Sanitary protection
Ballet tights
Hair bands
Ballet skirts
Track suits
Donations for Transport to and from McGregor to Cape Town.
Tickets to see Shows, Musicals and Ballets in Cape Town.

The Byekorf Creche
NPO registration no: 213-232
Early childhood development
Main Objectives
Develop the physical, mental, social and mental development of children. To ensure that children receive quality education and care in a safe environment. To see Byekorf day-care centre implement policies and guidelines. To protect the rights of children. To provide children with healthy and balanced meals twice a week.
Expected outcomes
Proper and safe equipment provided to children and educators
To ensure that the building structure is well cared for and in good condition
For educational material obtained for the children to develop the optimal
Good care of vegetable garden to supply vegetables to the kitchen
Children can master the various milestones. 6. Good communication between parents and teachers.
Wish list
Soft toys for babies
Educational toys and reading material
Paint for creative arts and building
Clay and dough
Puzzles
Crayons
Glue
Net to close play area
Climbing Frame
Swings

There are 45 children aged between 18 months and 5 years

The Mothertongue Project
NPO 098-736; PBO 930015785
Our main objectives
The Mothertongue Project started the Langeberg Youth Arts Project in 2012 in order to develop programmes for the youth and children of McGregor and surrounding farms. It is necessary to develop the capacities of youth and children on farms as this sector has historically been and continues to be the poorest and most marginalised in the region, with under resourced child care and school facilities. The Langeberg Youth Arts Project provides the youth and children with educational support, life –skills, leadership, communication, and entrepreneurial skills mainly through the use of participatory theatre and integrated arts methodology. The Project established after-school drama and early years theatre projects that are facilitated by trained youth leaders on their respective farms for children and youth.  As part of the prevention work, the Project holds regular awareness raising performances and dialogue groups around issues such as TB, gender violence, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse and teenage pregnancy in the region to various schools, and community based organisations. The project is innovate and unique as it is strongly driven by the local young men and women who are extremely motivated to share and expand their skills and work, and in so doing, uplift their communities. Despite the challenges of the long distances between the farms and no public transport, there are visible expansions of our work in the region.
The main results of the project are:
youth on farms developing core life skills that will prepare them for employment and children on farms reaching their early learning goals – improved communication and language, physical development, personal, social and emotional development.
Wish list
Mobile phones
Laptops
Memory sticks
Early Childhood toys and equipment: picture story books; puzzles; games and educational toys; card games; durable dolls.
Baby and toddler clothes, and toys
Children’s clothes
Paper, glue, crayons.
Materials for making puppets.

 

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